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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110516/the-social-determinants-and-starting-and-sustaining-quit-attempts-in-a-national-sample-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-smokers
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David P Thomas, Kathryn S Panaretto, Maureen Davey, Viki Briggs, Ron Borland
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether social, economic and demographic measures are associated with initiating and sustaining quit attempts in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers. METHODS: We analysed data from 759 adults who reported smoking at least weekly in the Talking About The Smokes baseline survey (April 2012 - October 2013) and completed a follow up survey a year later (August 2013 - August 2014). RESULTS: Almost none of the standard baseline socioeconomic indicators predicted making or sustaining quit attempts...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110368/comparison-of-the-local-effects-of-a-600-%C3%AE-m-bare-fibre-at-high-laser-power-on-lung-parenchyma-nd-yag-laser-1320-vs-1064%C3%A2-nm
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Andreas Kirschbaum, Detlef K Bartsch, Peter Rexin
Lung metastases are often resected non-anatomically with a laser using a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser at a wavelength of 1320 nm with a laser output of up to 60 W. Usually the removal of lesions is carried out in contact mode by means of a bare fibre. We compared the local effects of an Nd:YAG laser at a wavelength of 1064 nm with those at a wavelength of 1320 nm using a 600-μm bare fibre in contact mode in an experimental model. The investigations were carried out on porcine lungs freshly withdrawn at the abattoir...
January 21, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110164/plantarflexor-passive-elastic-properties-related-to-bmi-and-walking-performance-in-older-women
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Dain P LaRoche
The objective of this study was to examine the influence of BMI on the passive-elastic properties of the ankle plantarflexors in older women. Twenty-three women, 65-80 yr, were separated into normal weight (NW, BMI <25.0kgm(-2), n=11) and overweight-obese (OW, BMI≥25.0kgm(-2), n=12) groups. Resistive torque of the ankle plantarflexors was recorded on an isokinetic dynamometer by passively moving the ankle into dorsiflexion. Stiffness, work absorption, and hysteresis were calculated across an ankle dorsiflexion angle of 10-15°...
January 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110162/pregnancy-with-gestational-hypertension-or-preeclampsia-a-qualitative-exploration-of-women-s-experiences
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Lynne M Roberts, Gregory K Davis, Caroline S E Homer
BACKGROUND: Hypertension complicates 10% of pregnancies and involves specialised care of the woman and her baby, a longer stay in hospital, and an increased risk of physical and mental morbidity. There is limited research reporting the woman's perspective on her experience, how she coped with it psychologically, and whether the care she received influenced her experience. AIM: To gain insight into women's experience of hypertension in pregnancy and to report on what mediating factors may help improve their experience...
January 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109608/health-physiology-and-behavior-of-dairy-calves-reared-on-4-different-substrates
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M A Sutherland, G M Worth, C Cameron, C M Ross, D Rapp
The objective of this study was to compare the health, physiology, and behavior of group-housed calves reared on wood shavings with those reared on alternative surfaces. At 1 wk of age, 80 calves were moved into 1 of 20 experimental pens (n = 4 calves/pen) where they remained until 6 wk of age. Pens had floors covered with pea gravel (PG), rubber chip (RC), sand (SA), or wood shavings (WS; n = 5 pens/substrate). Body weight, cleanliness, health, and skin surface and vaginal temperature were recorded at 1, 3, and 6 wk of age...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109607/technical-note-an-improved-tool-to-insert-lines-for-abomasal-infusion-in-rumen-cannulated-cattle
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Edwin Westreicher-Kristen, Andreas Susenbeth
An improved tool was tested that considerably facilitates the insertion of abomasal infusion lines in ruminally cannulated cattle for postruminal infusion studies. The insertion device was made from a 68 × 25 mm section of 20-mm i.d. stainless steel device with a weight of 125 g. The general procedure to place the tool is to pass the insertion device with the infusion line through the rumen cannula, through the sulcus omasi (reticulo-omasal orifice), and finally into the abomasum. Once inside the omasum, the insertion device is placed inside the abomasum by gently shifting the infusion line from the flexible polyvinyl chloride tubing fitted to the insertion device...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109423/moving-beyond-the-debate-over-restricting-sugary-drinks-in-the-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program
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EDITORIAL
Marlene B Schwartz
To address the dual problem of food insecurity and poor nutrition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently revised the nutrition standards for nearly all of its federal food programs to align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. One notable exception is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Policy proposals to restrict SNAP benefits based on nutrition quality (e.g., excluding sugary drinks) have generated controversy and have polarized previous research and advocacy allies. This essay presents many of the issues that have emerged, which include challenges about the feasibility, justification, and effectiveness of restricting benefits; the risk of a slippery slope; concerns about participant dignity; and finally, distrust about the motives behind promoting and opposing a policy change...
February 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109275/insights-of-health-district-managers-on-the-implementation-of-primary-health-care-outreach-teams-in-johannesburg-south-africa-a-descriptive-study-with-focus-group-discussions
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Shabir Moosa, Anselme Derese, Wim Peersman
BACKGROUND: Primary health care (PHC) outreach teams are part of a policy of PHC re-engineering in South Africa. It attempts to move the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) from vertical programmes into an integrated generalised team-based approach to care for defined populations in municipal wards. There has little evaluation of PHC outreach teams. Managers' insights are anecdotal. METHODS: This is descriptive qualitative study with focus group discussions with health district managers of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa...
January 21, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109267/the-use-of-physical-restraints-in-long-term-care-in-spain-a-multi-center-cross-sectional-study
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Gabriel J Estévez-Guerra, Emilio Fariña-López, Eduardo Núñez-González, Manuel Gandoy-Crego, Fernando Calvo-Francés, Elizabeth A Capezuti
BACKGROUND: Physical restraint is a procedure used frequently in long-term care. It is a controversial practice because its use is associated with numerous complications and also affects freedom and individual autonomy. The objective of this study was to examine the use of physical restraint of long-term care residents with the ability to move voluntarily. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational and correlational multi-center study. Nine centers agreed to participate...
January 21, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109069/re-moving-from-intra-partum-to-prenatal-diagnosis-of-placenta-accreta-a-quarter-of-a-century-in-the-making-but-still-a-long-way-to-go-obstetricians-intra-surgical-eyes-keep-on-shining
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Shigeki Matsubara
For improved treatment of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP), Jauniaux and Silver weighed 'antenatal (pre-surgical)' over 'intra-partum (intra-surgical)' diagnosis,(1) with which in principle I agree. However, the importance of the latter should be re-emphasised. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 21, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108661/a-structure-function-analysis-of-the-yeast-elg1-protein-reveals-the-importance-of-pcna-unloading-in-genome-stability-maintenance
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Keren Shemesh, Marek Sebesta, Martin Pacesa, Soumitra Sau, Alex Bronstein, Oren Parnas, Batia Liefshitz, Česlovas Venclovas, Lumir Krejci, Martin Kupiec
The sliding clamp, PCNA, plays a central role in DNA replication and repair. In the moving replication fork, PCNA is present at the leading strand and at each of the Okazaki fragments that are formed on the lagging strand. PCNA enhances the processivity of the replicative polymerases and provides a landing platform for other proteins and enzymes. The loading of the clamp onto DNA is performed by the Replication Factor C (RFC) complex, whereas its unloading can be carried out by an RFC-like complex containing Elg1...
January 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108530/use-of-performance-metrics-for-the-measurement-of-universal-coverage-for-maternal-care-in-mexico
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Edson Serván-Mori, David Contreras-Loya, Octavio Gomez-Dantés, Gustavo Nigenda, Sandra G Sosa-Rubí, Rafael Lozano
This study provides evidence for those working in the maternal health metrics and health system performance fields, as well as those interested in achieving universal and effective health care coverage. Based on the perspective of continuity of health care and applying quasi-experimental methods to analyse the cross-sectional 2009 National Demographic Dynamics Survey (n = 14 414 women), we estimated the middle-term effects of Mexico's new public health insurance scheme, Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS) (vs women without health insurance) on seven indicators related to maternal health care (according to official guidelines): (a) access to skilled antenatal care (ANC); (b) timely ANC; (c) frequent ANC; (d) adequate content of ANC; (e) institutional delivery; (f) postnatal consultation and (g) access to standardized comprehensive antenatal and postnatal care (or the intersection of the seven process indicators)...
January 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108104/therapeutic-hypothermia-for-preterm-infants-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-how-do-we-move-forward
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EDITORIAL
Abbot R Laptook
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107960/thermal-desorption-modulation-for-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-using-a-simple-and-inexpensive-segmented-loop-fluidic-interface
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Vanessa Mucédola, Luis C S Vieira, Danilo Pierone, Angelo L Gobbi, Ronei J Poppi, Leandro W Hantao
In this study, we introduce a modulation strategy for comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) by using a simple and consumable-free modulator. This "Do-It-Yourself" interface comprised a 1.0m×0.25mm segment of MTX-5 metallic column and a low-cost DC power supply. Thermal desorption modulation (TDM) was attained using a dual-stage heater-based modulator in a novel segmented-loop configuration. TDM was achieved by alternating analyte trapping and thermal desorption. Former process relied on analyte partition to sorbent phase, while latter explored direct resistive heating...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107871/forecasting-the-number-of-zoonotic-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-cases-in-south-of-fars-province-iran-using-seasonal-arima-time-series-method
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Mehdi Sharafi, Haleh Ghaem, Hamid Reza Tabatabaee, Hossein Faramarzi
OBJECTIVE: To predict the trend of cutaneous leishmaniasis and assess the relationship between the disease trend and weather variables in south of Fars province using Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (SARIMA) model. METHODS: The trend of cutaneous leishmaniasis was predicted using Mini tab software and SARIMA model. Besides, information about the disease and weather conditions was collected monthly based on time series design during January 2010 to March 2016...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107778/parabolic-variation-in-sexual-selection-intensity-across-the-range-of-a%C3%A2-cold-water-pipefish-implications-for-susceptibility-to-climate-change
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Nuno Monteiro, Mário Cunha, Lídia Ferreira, Natividade Vieira, Agostinho Antunes, David Lyons, Adam G Jones
While an understanding of evolutionary processes in shifting environments is vital in the context of rapid ecological change, one of the most potent selective forces, sexual selection, remains curiously unexplored. Variation in sexual selection across a species range, especially across a gradient of temperature regimes, has the potential to provide a window into the possible impacts of climate change on the evolution of mating patterns. Here, we investigated some of the links between temperature and indicators of sexual selection, using a cold-water pipefish as model...
January 20, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107594/weighing-the-evidence-from-surgical-trials
#17
Quoc-Dien Trinh, Alexander P Cole, Prokar Dasgupta
With growing calls to improve value in health care, the assessment of surgical outcomes has moved to the spotlight. Public awareness of medical errors has spurred initiatives like the ProPublica "Surgeon Scorecard" to measure and report complications (h t t p s : //projects. propublica. org/surgeons/). High-tech and expensive innovations such as robot-assisted surgery must be measured against traditional approaches. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107517/high-emigration-propensity-and-low-mortality-on-transfer-drives-female-biased-dispersal-of-pyriglena-leucoptera-in-fragmented-landscapes
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Marcelo Awade, Carlos Candia-Gallardo, Cintia Cornelius, Jean Paul Metzger
Dispersal is a biological process performed in three stages: emigration, transfer and immigration. Intra-specific variation on dispersal behavior, such as sex-bias, is very common in nature, particularly in birds and mammals. However, dispersal is difficult to measure in the field and many hypotheses concerning the causes of sex-biased dispersal remain without empirical confirmation. An important limitation of most empirical studies is that inferences about sex-biased dispersal are based only on emigration proneness or immigration success data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107474/enacted-reading-comprehension-using-bodily-movement-to-aid-the-comprehension-of-abstract-text-content
#19
Michael P Kaschak, Carol M Connor, Jennifer L Dombek
We report a design study that assessed the feasibility of Enacted Reading Comprehension (ERC), an intervention designed to teach 3rd and 4th grade students (n = 40 and 25, respectively) to use gestures to understand an increasingly abstract set of texts. Students were taught to use gestures to understand the idea of "opposing forces" in a concrete setting-the forces at play as tectonic plates move past each other-and then taught to use the gestures to understand opposing forces in more abstract situations. For example, students were taught to use gestures to understand the opposing sides of an argument, and to understand the internal conflicts that arise as individuals are faced with moral dilemmas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107354/visual-adaptations-for-mate-detection-in-the-male-carpenter-bee-xylocopa-tenuiscapa
#20
Hema Somanathan, Renee Maria Borges, Eric J Warrant, Almut Kelber
Sexual dimorphism in eye structure is attributed to sexual selection in animals that employ vision for locating mates. In many male insects, large eyes and eye regions of higher acuity are believed to facilitate the location of females. Here, we compare various features of male and female eyes in three sympatric carpenter bee species, which include two diurnal species (Xylocopa tenuiscapa and X. leucothorax) as well as a nocturnal species (X. tranquebarica). In X. tenuiscapa, males have larger eyes than females, while in the nocturnal X...
2017: PloS One
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